Ecological studies of family life
Considers why psychology has neglected the ?family? and offers an evaluation of existing theories of family behavior. Critiques general system theory and its applications in research and clinical contexts. Describes participant observation of family life as noted by researchers who lived in a family's home for extended periods and observed family interaction.
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a critical evaluation
Some theories of family behaviour
Benefits and problems of the participant observation
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achieved acts affiliation Andrew Anthony Gale approach Arlene Vetere asked Bertalanffy Chapter child clinic coder coding communication concepts conflict constructs context daughter described discussion Distance Regulation Theory dyads emotional environment equifinality example experience Extract family behaviour family interaction family members Family Process Family relationships family research family system family theory Family Therapy family's father feedback functions Gemma Hilary involved IPS category IPS coded Janet and Kevin Kantor and Lehr laboratory Lesley living Lorraine Marilyn marital method Minuchin mother negative affect observer's organization parents participant observation particular patterns Pete present problems psychology reactivity reliability repertory grid rewards role sampling schizophrenic seen sequences sibling social Social facilitation Social Psychology sociograms spouse Structural Theory subsystem System Theory technique theoretical theories of family therapists Thorngate University of Southampton variables Yvette